Music's Effects on Human Development

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Matt Kelley Hayden Shaw Ryan Rapkowicz Brad Lyon Jenna Lamy November 14, 2006 Intro to Communication Group Research Project: Topic Proposal Music’s Effects on Human Development Our group has decided to focus on the effects of music on the human brain. There has been much discussion in the scientific community regarding how we react to music and its function in human development. Our research will focus primarily on the effects of music on childhood development, its impact on human creativity, and possible differences in brain chemistry between those who listened to music as a child and those who did not. One of the topics we plan to explore is called the Mozart Effect. The Mozart Effect proposes that individuals who are exposed to classical music – Mozart in particular – gain an increased level of spatial reasoning for a short time after. Scientists have varying beliefs as to the origin of this effect: some feel that the neural pathways used in spatial reasoning are directly influenced by music, increasing spatial reasoning capacity. Others feel that Mozart evokes an elevated mood suited for test-taking, and a certain type
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course ECS 151 taught by Professor Brown during the Spring '98 term at Bryant.

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